Aspects of Mirenor’s life move me to tears. She sought peace and freedom, yet she never attained it. No matter where she was, she felt trapped. Among her kindred, she yearned for life in the mortal realm. She wanted a purpose, to help man and Ardinu come together. Yet as an ambassador in Tieragion, she often felt hedged in by humans. And those that kept her counsel soon betrayed her. So she fled to Adanac. Mirenor desperately tried to make a life for herself and her son in a town cut off from the rest of the world. Mirenor’s existence became like that of a caged bird. Despite being trapped, her spirit did not wither and die. Her ferocity grew. And she took that power with her to her grave. (Mirenor--9/9)
WORDS WON'T DIE - THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF PUBLISHING ✍️ Three publishing veterans will talk about the radical way the publishing industry has changed and how those changes impact writers ✍️ and readers 🔖 at the Milford Readers & Writers Festival on Saturday, Sept. 29, 11:30 a.m., at The Milford Theatre.
Panelists will include: 📖 Publisher and entrepreneur
Jane Friedman , who was CEO of Harper/Collins and founder of Open Road Integrated Media, the first major digital publisher of back-list books; 📖 Brooke Warner, publisher of She Writes Press, who has experience in both traditional and new publishing; and 📖 Julie Barton, author of The New York Times bestseller “Dog Medicine, How My Dog Saved Me From Myself,” which she self published and which was later picked up by Penguin Random House.
The panel will be moderated by intellectual property attorney Robert Levine.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit https://milfordreadersandwriters.com/brave-new-world-of-publishing/.
I think I’m taking next week’s BOOK WEEK a little too far! Who else loves this time of year when all the children are designing and creating their book week outfits? There are stressed out parents every where today running to the shops to find outfits. There are the creative parents sewing, cutting and pinning this weekend to create the Fashion Week best of the best outfits for their kids 🦄🤠🎃
Be like me and go buy a unicorn 🦄 outfit from @kmartaus and any kind of unicorn book. I chose Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blaney. There was an @officialpeppa Peppa Pig Book about Unicorns that would be just as good. Then buy the Unicorn bag from the @theekka for all the accessories!! Boom 💥💥
I can sit back now comfortable in the fact that my Book Week outfit, accessories and book are ready to go for the school’s Book Week parade on Friday. I’m totally feeling like one awesome, accomplished and organised mumma this morning 👍🎉🎉
#makingjrnl is back with the continuation of the editorial team team post! 🤗
In this project I collaborate with my co-conspirator and co-editor who constantly generates new ideas, guides the creative writing part of our journal, and makes sure we don't micromanage.
Our team is divided into five sections:
⚫ Creative writing
⚫ Literary/Cultural studies
⚫Book studies (aka Book History)
⚫EFL (teaching English as a foreign language) - yes, we do it too! 💃
There are proofreaders, copy-editors and a group editor for every section. The group editor monitors the progress of submissions to their group.
As we are a relatively small team, some of us attribute to multiple sections. 🤓Luckily, we have experts in everything!
What I found important in arranging our editorial positions was to figure out what my teammates are interested in. Some of them are keen on design tasks, the others want to learn layout, for example.
This project is not only about learning new skills, but also doing things you like.
Some of us also have to take on less exciting, but highly important tasks: a secretary 😅 and a treasurer 🤑 Keeping track of a bunch of creatives is not an easy task! And funding is not fun, especially in German language 😵 💙 So here I want to thank our amazing team of creative ninjas for their hard work and great fun! 💙 ***
INVENTION HISTORY: 1853 GEORGE CRUM INVENTED THE POTATO CHIP: As a world food, potatoes are second in human consumption only to rice. And as thin, salted, crisp chips, they are America’s favorite snack food. Thus, every time a person crunches into a potato chip, he or she is enjoying the delicious taste of one of the world’s most famous snacks – a treat that might not exist without the contribution of black inventor George Crum. .
The son of an African-American father and a Native American mother, Crum was working as the head chef in the summer of 1853 at the Moon’s Lake House, a resort in Saratoga Springs, New York. At work one hot summer day in August, Crum was in his kitchen when a patron ordered a plate of French-fried potatoes. Cooked to perfection, the potatoes were delivered to the customer, who, turning his nose up, complained that the potatoes were too thick and too soft. Crum cut and fried a thinner batch, but these, too, met with disapproval. Exasperated, Crum decided to rile the guest by producing French fries too thin and crisp to skewer with a fork. Slicing potatoes paper thin, Crum over fried them to a crisp and seasoned them with an excess of salt. Crum then gave the chips to the customer, who, to his surprise loved them. .
Almost overnight, Crum’s invention became widely popular. Known as Saratoga Chips, the delectably salty treats resulted in a booming business and Crum was able to open his own restaurant in Saratoga Lake in 1860 with the profits he made selling his crisps. As a tribute to the snack that got him started, Crum made sure that customers to his restaurant were greeted with basket of chips on every table. Crum’s restaurant flourished and within a few years, he was catering to wealthy clients including William Vanderbilt, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, and Henry Hilton. 📝 Black History.net .
When I was in business school, some of my professors allowed me to do hypothetical papers about the business of acting.
By the time I finished I wanted to write a book about taking high level business concepts and making them understandable to an artist.
Special thanks to @thekatwomanrules and @bobbytel for being a part of this!